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PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2019 


Could the nation’s airports be the next pressure points in the government shutdown? Also on our Monday rundown: Calls go out to improve food safety; and a new report renews calls for solutions to Detroit’s water woes.

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Public News Service - MD: Toxics

Columbia Gas, a subsidiary of TransCanada, proposed a gas pipeline through Maryland and beneath the Potomac River. (Chesapeake Climate Action Network)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – For two years, environmental groups have warned about the dangers of the Potomac Pipeline – and this week, their voices were heard. The Board of Public Works voted to deny the request from Columbia Gas to construct the distribution line under the Western Maryland Trail.

The National Toxicology Program conducted studies in rats and mice to help clarify potential health hazards of cellphones, which are used by 95 percent of American adults. (terimakasih0/Pixabay)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – A federal agency has released the final results of what could be the world's largest and most costly experiment linking cancer in male rats to cellphone radiation. The National Toxicology Program concluded there's "clear evidence" that prolonged exposure to high levels of ra

The Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load is a federal

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – At the halfway point toward their unified goal of cutting pollution that flows into the Chesapeake Bay by 2025, states around the Chesapeake Bay are fighting among themselves over lackluster progress on pollution-reduction goals for the bay. At last week's Chesapeake Executive

Maryland's Renewable Portfolio Standard was established in 2004, according to the Maryland Public Service Commission. (Pixabay)

BALTIMORE — While state officials believe they are working toward a greener Maryland, environmental groups in the state are calling for changes in what's considered renewable energy. Maryland was given a failing grade from both Food and Water Watch and Chesapeake Physicians for Social Respon

NASA uses Earth-observing satellites to monitor conditions in Chesapeake Bay over time. (Pixabay)

BALTIMORE — Researchers have conducted extensive studies on air pollution and smog on land, but looking at air pollution over water and at a vertical level presents challenges. That's why this summer, researchers chose Hart-Miller Island in Chesapeake Bay as a firm place to study air pollution

Many of the EPA regulations that Scott Pruitt scrapped or delayed as EPA administrator had not yet taken effect before his resignation. (Wikimedia Commons)

WASHINGTON – After allegedly overspending on everything from pens to lavish trips and accepting questionable deals from lobbyists, government ethics and watchdog groups say Scott Pruitt's resignation as Environmental Protection Agency administrator is long overdue. During his one-year tenure,

Flood prevention is one benefit of green infrastructure projects that are being funded in five Chesapeake Bay states with nearly $700,000 of grant money. (Pixabay)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Communities are finding it easier to go green when there's some "green" to help them make the transition - in the form of nearly $700,000 in grants announced this week. Towns and cities across five states and the District of Columbia use the money for infrastructure projects to red

Frederick's municipal wastewater treatment plant was one of 12 significant municipal sewage plants found to be releasing more nutrients into Maryland waters than is allowed under its National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit, according to the Environmental Integrity Project. (Potomac Riverkeeper Network)

FREDERICK, Md. – After around a decade of violations, Frederick will need to act quickly to suppress the amount of nutrients pouring into the Potomac River from the city's wastewater treatment plant. The Potomac Riverkeeper Network is suing the city, hoping to find out what Frederick’s

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